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Sabina: Tortured for Christ, the Nazi Years, a new film from Lifeway and Fathom Events coming to theaters November 8-10, shines a light on the story of persecution faced by Sabina and Richard Wurmbrand, co-founders of the nonprofit The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM). Like Christians living in hostile areas around the world today, the Wurmbrands chose to give up their comfort and safety in order to find a life that counts for eternity.

VOM is inviting Christians everywhere to be part of a Global Prayer Movement on November 7, the International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians (IDOP). The first request of persecuted Christians around the world, who continue to suffer today for wearing the name of Christ just as the Wurmbrands did, is “Pray for us!”

Sabina conveys the realities of religious persecution and the cost of following Christ when faith is forbidden. Experiencing the Nazi occupation of Romania in 1940, the Wurmbrands were captured, imprisoned, and tortured. Rising above circumstances, the couple chose to view their persecutors not as enemies but as an opportunity for mission — to show the love and forgiveness displayed by the Gospel.

Channeling their passion to helping fellow believers who found themselves giving their all for Christ, the Wurmbrands co-founded VOM, an interdenominational missions organization that today continues to proudly serve persecuted Christians around the world.

To equip churches to pray, VOM is offering free resources, including Finding Life, a short video sharing one chapter from the Wurmbrands’ story, guided prayer slides, church bulletin inserts, sermon outlines, questions for reflections and discussion, a YouVersion reading plan, and sheet music to the hymn “It Is Well.”

For more information about the free resources for IDOP visit

Tickets for the theatrical showing of Sabina are available for purchase. Individual ticket purchasers may also claim a free copy of Wurmbrand: Tortured for Christ, The Complete Story, which provides a more in-depth look into the Wurmbrands’ story. For information, visit the film’s website at

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